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Margate

(mär`gĭt), city (1991 pop. 53,137), in the Isle of Thanet, Kent, SE England. It is a seaport with light industries and, since the late 18th cent., a popular resort, especially for Londoners. Of interest is the Church of St. John the Baptist (partly Norman). Steamer service from London functions in the summer.

Margate

a town and resort in SE England, in E Kent on the Isle of Thanet. Pop.: 58 465 (2001)
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The day trip to Margate proves eventful, seeing coach driver Harry drunk halfway through the journey and Rodney arrested for throwing a football at a policeman.
The painting was originally owned by a Margate B&B owner called Mrs Booth.
PDEA regional spokesman David Garcia said Margate and the seven agents were transferred out pending investigation.
For one year, in 2019, it will be presented at Turner Contemporary, a gallery which opened in Margate in 2011.
Margate said the chemicals and equipment found in Porac were similar to those seized in Concepcion and Mabalacat.
A yacht moored in Margate harbour Lawrence Hall, a spokesman for Zoopla, says: "If you're considering investing in a beach front property, you should consider those resorts receiving government investment - it does have a positive impact on property values."
Apparently Margate is 'having a moment' - as those sickening style magazines would say - with its art scene and foodie festivals attracting hip young cats from London.
And there's plenty more to explore in Margate as it aims to become Britain's hippest seaside town.
Scott was arrested at his home in Ramsgate Road, Margate, at 11.20pm yesterday and charged this afternoon with assault by beating, Kent Police said.
Margate, on the other hand, was immortalised in a song by Chas & Dave, and has one of the worst rates of boarded-up shops in England.
Sketches in the exhibition, known as colour beginnings, refer to the north Kent area, including Margate from around 1830 and Storm On Margate Sands from 1835-40.
But Margate is much older than the intricate pattern of winding streets and charming small Georgian squares that lie just inland from its wide bay and chalk cliff.